Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions : a problem-oriented approach

  title={Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions : a problem-oriented approach},
  author={Johannes F{\"o}rster and Jan Barkmann and Roman Fricke and Stefan Hotes and Michael Kleyer and Susanne Kobbe and Daniel K{\"u}bler and Henry Timothy Christian and Rumbaur and Marianna Siegmund-Schultze and Ralf Seppelt and Josef Settele and Joachim H. Spangenberg and Vera Tekken and Tom{\'a}{\vs} and V{\'a}clav{\'i}k and Heidi Wittmer},
Assessments of ecosystem services (ES), that aim at informing decisions on land management, are increasing in number around the globe. Despite selected success stories, evidence for ES information being used in decision making is weak, partly because ES assessments are found to fall short in targeting information needs by decision makers. To improve their applicability in practice, we compared existing concepts of ES assessments with focus on informing land use decisions and identified… CONTINUE READING

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